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I have had literally no problems with virus' before and download pretty much everything from a trustworthy source or one I have been using for years.

Tonight I started having issues with facebook, where in It would tell me I could not connect despite all other websites working fine and other people on the same network not sharing my problem.

I reinstalled chrome to see if that did anything and disabled my non essential add ons (all my add-on were from chrome store and I have had for many many months with no issue). I also installed firefox to try that and when I would enter my info and log in I would get the same error page. However when I hit back to take me to the log in screen it would load my profile and avast would tell me a Trojan had been blocked.

I uninstalled chrome again and tried firefox, same deal exactly but the location it was trying to operate from would change to the firefox folder. I also tried with IE and again the same. I have daily updates on my avast free so checked for updates again and have run numerous scans on my pc a number of times and they have returned nothing. Its only when I actually load the page will It be blocked by avast. If I follow the "more details" I find:


URL:
https://www.facebook.com/

Process:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer...

Infection:
JS:Agent-BWQ [Trj]

Now when I log in on my MacBook it works with no errors etc and thus far it hasn't posted anything or liked a page or anything.

One thing I am noticing is that when I reinstall chrome it wont actually delete my extensions and such and I'm not really sure how to do that either as I pretty much just build computers, know nothing about software and windows.

I found an article recently published which is pretty much sounding like my situation.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57584191/microsoft-warns-of-new-trojan-hijacking-facebook-accounts/

I literally have no idea how this happened to me as I am very conservative with the things I download and sites I visit to stop this exact thing happening to me and have installed nothing and downloaded nothing in days and this has only started a few hours ago.

tldr: my facebook/chrome whatever somehow is trying/giving me a virus and I'm not sure what to do frown.gif
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It could be a false positive, theres laods on google bout it
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    Not sure where to start on this one.  What happens if you go to https://31.13.69.160/ instead?  That is Facebook's IP address right now.  If you try this in Firefox, it will tell you that the security certificate is wrong because it is expecting the site name to be "facebook.com" not an IP address (so try it in IE, or tell Firefox to ignore the problem).
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I contacted Avast support and the guy told me they were releasing a update for this as it was a false positive.

So it seems avast made an error last patch and had to fix it, there was nothing wrong.

Thanks anyway smile.gif
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